Hospital Laptop Thefts Compromise 700,000 Patient Files

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The theft of two laptop computers from a hospital administration office in Alhambra has compromised the health information of 729,000 patients, including their social security numbers, officials said Monday.

Police are looking for Christopher Lee Brown in connection with the theft of two hospital computers, (Credit: Alhambra Police Department)

The laptops were stolen Oct. 12 and contain data from patients treated at AHMC hospitals: Garfield Medical Center, Monterey Park Hospital, Greater El Monte Community Hospital, Whittier Hospital Medical Center, San Gabriel Valley Medical Center and Anaheim Regional Medical Center.

The thieves swiped the laptops from a video-monitored sixth-floor office on a medical campus that officials said is “gated and patrolled by security.”

The suspects broke into the office and stole two password-protected laptops, they said.

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